Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Canada Reads: Anne-Marie MacDonald

In some ways we have left the best for last. Fall on Your Knees ranks as one our top 5 Canadian novels of all time. But this does not necessarily mean it translates as our Canada Reads favorite. Oh no no. We'll leave that determination until we get through the last couple hundred pages!

Brief Biography
- born in West Germany
- appeared in the films I've Heard the Mermaids Singing and Better Than Chocolate
- hosted the CBC Documentary series Life and Times from 1996 to 2007

Honours & Awards
- won the 1997 Commonwealth Writers Prize - Best First Book for Fall on Your Knees
- won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction and the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award in 1996 for Fall On Your Knees
- won the 1998 Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award - Fiction Book of the Year for Fall On Your Knees
- was a finalist for the 1996 Giller Prize for Fall On Your Knees
- received the Governor General's Award for Literary Merit, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the Canadian Author's Association Award for her play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
- was shortlisted for the Giller Prize for The Way the Crow Flies

Interviews and Reviews
Author Profile
Herizons article
Canadian Review and American Studies - Special Issue: Anne-Marie MacDonald

Quill & Quire
The Antigonish Review

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